M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Colleen has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2011. She first started her career as a paraprofessional right after she graduated from the University of Washington. She then went on to become a graduate assistant at The New England Center for Children. During her time at The New England Center for Children (NECC) she worked with individuals who were on the Autism Spectrum in both a school and residential setting, from the ages of 4 to 44. As a graduate student she completed a Master’s degree in ABA at Western New England University, this entailed completing several research projects and being part of a student lab. At her time in the lab, Colleen ran multiple Functional Analyses. In 2015, Colleen moved back to the Northwest where she continued her work in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. When she came back she worked one on one with different high school students who were on the Autism Spectrum. During the past two years she was the Student Council coordinator for the high school students as well as a teacher of math and the Volunteer class. As well as teaching, Colleen was in charge of the Student Dances, which entailed creating the theme, getting music and coordinating parent volunteers. Colleen looks forward to using her diverse background to continue making positive changes in the lives of her students and their families. Colleen has been with APPLE since February of 2017.